Friends of the Groveland Council on Aging Offer Summer Barbeque Fundraiser on Thursday

Friends of the Groveland Council on Aging are hosting a Summer Barbeque Fundraiser this Thursday featuring food and drink, raffles and music. The fundraiser takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon, under the tent in the Groveland town hall parking lot, 183 Main St., Groveland. Food and drink will be served, including hamburgers and hot dogs. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door.

‘Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day’ Event Sunday Benefits Sarah’s Place Adult Day Health Center

A “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser” is on tap this Sunday with food, music, raffles and silent auction to benefit Sarah’s Place Adult Day Health Center. The annual remembrance by the Barker Family honors Harry J. “Joe” Barker Jr. on what would have been his 86th birthday. Music by E.J. Ouellette and Crazy Maggy with special appearances by Clan MacPherson Pipes and Drums and The Bracken School of Irish Dance. The benefit takes place Sunday, Oct.

Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council Holds First School Year Meeting Virtually Thursday

Haverhill’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council, also known as SEPAC, is hosting its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year online. Haverhill Public Schools Superintendent Margaret Marotta and Executive Director of Student Support Services Deborah Ibanez are attending to provide an update on Haverhill Public Schools special education and answer questions. The meeting takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., on Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed here.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Public Safety Breakfast Forum Features DA Blodgett, Sheriff Coppinger, Others

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering a breakfast forum this Friday with public safety as its theme. Along with a continental breakfast, attendees will hear featured speakers including District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger, Haverhill Police Chief Robert P. Pistone, Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe, Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque, Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara and North Andover Police Chief Charles Gray. The breakfast takes place Friday, Sept. 30, from 7:30-9:15 a.m., at Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane, Haverhill. Admission is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Haverhill Public Library Features Peter Clenott in Author Talk about New Novel

Novelist and Haverhill resident Peter Clenott is giving a presentation about his new novel, “The Unwanted,” at Haverhill Public Library on Thursday. The talk takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. “The Unwanted” is a historical mystery novel following a young Polish girl who becomes mixed up in an American murder investigation a few years after World War II. For more information, visit peterclenott.com

For more information or to register, visit haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events.

Haverhill Public Health Dept. Plans Addiction and Recovery Health Fair

The City of Haverhill Public Health Department is holding an Addiction and Recovery Health Fair to offer services to those struggling with addiction or who know someone struggling. The fair takes place Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1-5 p.m., at Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Local businesses and organizations participating in the fair include emergency responders, public safety, mental health services, recovery programs, medical offices and hospitals and spiritual leaders. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines are available.

Methuen Memorial Music Hall Presents Katelyn Emerson at Organ Recital for Fall Scholarship Fund

Organist Katelyn Emerson is performing tonight at Methuen Memorial Music Hall to support the Fall Scholarship Fund. The recital takes place on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at Methuen Memorial Music Hall,192 Broadway, Methuen. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Emerson is from Champaign, Illinois and performs across North America, Europe and Asia showcasing a repertoire ranging the 14th to 21st centuries. She also teaches masterclasses and lectures on topics ranging from organ interpretation and healthy practice techniques.

Whittier Tech Now Offering Marine Technology Program for Class of 2026 and Beyond

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School formally launched this term its new Marine Technology program, making it the school’s 23rd career pathway and only the fourth program of its kind to exist in Massachusetts. Students in the class of 2026 are the first to be able to pursue Marine Technology. During an appearance this week on WHAV’s morning program, Superintendent Maureen Lynch said Whittier received state vocational program approval for Marine Technology. “We have some boats here in the building, and we have some Wave Runners. Our freshmen right now are going through the Exploratory Program.